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Add me to the 3rd brake light casualty list...

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by monkeyevil, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Jun 12, 2018 at 10:04 AM
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    monkeyevil

    monkeyevil [OP] Some dude

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    Never saw water in the cab, but some stains started to appear in my headliner a few months ago. Here is the aftermath.

     
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  2. Jun 12, 2018 at 10:13 AM
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    dnlskier

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    I cracked mine via canoe. After posting here, it sounds like dealership trip for a fix. No problem, they will get me in quickly. Got a call a few hours later, the assemblies are on national back order... Looks like a tape for me as I wait. Anyhoo, never had the leak though.
     
  3. Jun 12, 2018 at 10:16 AM
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    toyotatacomaTRD

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    No way, that sucks. At least it isn't winter. I remember reading about you cracking yours.

    Side note, does anyone know when they fixed this issue or if it is still happening? I assume 2018 has it figured out, but they went way longer with low transmission fluid than I would have expected so I just want to know if this is something you watch for.
     
  4. Jun 12, 2018 at 10:16 AM
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    Wheels tires sliders LED fogs VooDoo racks tail gate letters bed liner - suspension on the way....
    :popcorn: It's happened to me. The 2nd gen light works on non-trd version 3rd gens.

    In for the MESOJDM upgrade.

    Also bought a new OEM replacement off epay from a taco dealer for around $100. That one is sitting on my work bench. If I pull my headliner down, I'm going full bore MESOJDM shtuff.
     
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  5. Jun 12, 2018 at 10:39 AM
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    I asked this same question in a similar thread but didn't get a response. From reading I have yet to see one that was no a 2018. Sure hope that its been fixed, I still keep an eye on the headliner after rain/wash.
     
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  6. Jun 12, 2018 at 2:02 PM
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    The fail on mine looks like this and others with the same issue:

    20180228_102515.jpg
     
  7. Jun 12, 2018 at 2:35 PM
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    Wow surprising the gasket cracked as well. I guess the overtightening issue is pretty evident.
     
  8. Jun 12, 2018 at 2:39 PM
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    Is there a known date of manufacture after which they fixed this at the factory? With summer here in Florida, now I'm worried about mine.
     
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  9. Jun 12, 2018 at 3:41 PM
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    Don't know, but if it helps my '17 OR was assembled in August 2017 in Baja and I had to get my 3rd brake light replaced for leaking last week
     
  10. Jun 12, 2018 at 4:20 PM
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    Hmmm....Mine was June '17 in Texas. Wonder if it could be a specific manufacturing plant with the issue. Anyone with a Texas-built truck with the leaking light?
     
  11. Jun 12, 2018 at 4:37 PM
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    Mine is October ‘16. It had the leak. Texas.
     
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  12. Jun 12, 2018 at 4:46 PM
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    :annoyed:
     
  13. Jun 12, 2018 at 4:49 PM
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    Aside from the stickied threads about TSBs and recalls on this forum, 900+ page threads about the transmission/driveability, etc. :)
     
  14. Jun 12, 2018 at 5:10 PM
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    Well, that's not very settling. Are all the leaks caused by a visible splitting of the gasket?
     
  15. Jun 12, 2018 at 5:14 PM
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    Nothing visible that I’m aware of. Mine started with condensation that would show up some mornings on the inside of the windshield. It wasn’t until a heavy rain that I realized the back seat was wet one day.
     
  16. Jun 12, 2018 at 5:43 PM
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    Man.. I’ve gonna have move production up on my ultimate 3rd brake light with all these OEM failures!
     
  17. Jun 12, 2018 at 6:27 PM
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    I have no issues with my light - i broke it loading a canoe.... so must be fanboi o_O
     
  18. Jun 18, 2018 at 10:38 AM
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    When @mesojdm solves problems I didn't even know I had (#gasshole :rofl:)

    A huge thanks to him for parting with a KC prototype to get me running before he is in full production. I need to scrounge my misc bins for a gasket and some hardware and I'll make a new video with all of my newfound problems solved :D

     
  19. Jun 18, 2018 at 11:38 AM
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    Excited to see the install! :headbang:
     
  20. Jun 18, 2018 at 2:45 PM
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    Just found out my 3rd brake light is leaking on my way home today from work in a heavy rain. Does anyone know if the extended warranty covers this?
     

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